Do you still have questions about the Director of Operation Certification program? Want to hear from students who have gone through the program and get their insights and experiences?
Today, some of my trusted peers, Rachel Pereyra, Ange Quinn, and Teresa Cleveland, are sharing some of the questions they get asked about the certification. They are all Certified Directors of Operations (DOO) who have come through the program at different times.
In our Facebook group, these are the ladies who are active, provide people with answers, and they want to help answer questions that you have and address the things that may be preventing you from joining the program.
Questions Answered by Certified DOOs
Ange Quinn joined the DOO certification program in Round 6. She had a corporate background but struggled to find where she could build an attainable business online.
Teresa Cleveland spends so much time pouring into people who have questions about the DOO program. She came through the program in Round 2, and you can find her at The Purposeful CEO. She has worked online for the last 12 years.
Rachel Pereyra is the CEO and founder of Mastermind Business Services. She is currently in Round 7, and has had a transformative experience in the program. She feels that one of the biggest selling points of the program is the community because it has changed everything about the way she thinks about her own business, and has expanded her impact.
How can I use my corporate skills to start an online business?
Ange: I speak with a lot of ladies who have a lot of skills and certifications, and they wonder how this certification will help them above project management training, PMPs or other training that they have already gone through.
This program up-levels your skill set in a variety of areas, and it also helps you grow your own business by applying these same skills. You can hone in on the specific areas you are interested in, and create a business that is suited to your strengths.
How does this program stack up against others?
Teresa: This program is incredible because of what Natalie pours into it. She is so in tune with the community, and her desire for our success is unmatched. The community she has cultivated is a group of trusted peers who are brilliant and willing to share with each other.
“By attracting and vetting people in their leadership capabilities, we resist that friction of competition and start to see everybody as peers and partners.” – Natalie Gingrich
Ange: Natalie doesn’t want it to be ‘The Natalie Show’… she allows others to add their value, which allows us to grow in leadership.
How can I translate my corporate expertise to online business?
Teresa: I talk to people who have had terrible corporate experiences, but by working the program, women can see how they want to apply their skills. The culture of the program is so important because it allows people to see how they can still do what they love, and helps them practically apply it to their business model.
What’s the point of the application process?
Teresa: The application process isn’t just a marketing ploy … I actually know people who haven’t gotten in.
Natalie: I truly want to make sure that the right people are getting in. If you are going to share your hard earned dollars with me, I want to make sure that I see your potential, and that your working with me is going to generate revenue for you. I’m super proud to say that in our Round 6 cohort, 96% of the participants have gotten a 100% return in 6 months.
Rachel: When I talk to people about the application process, I tell people that they want to be in a program that doesn’t accept everyone because you want to make sure that the program is something that is right for you. The people who are accepted are vetted and invested in this type of work.
How long until I make money?
Teresa: You can make your money back if you just take what you learn in the first module and apply it.
I want to pay for the program up front, so I need to get one more client. Is this a good idea?
Ange: I was 3 months into the program, when I realized that while I could help the clients I was already working with, they weren’t really my ideal clients.
Rachel: The price tag was one of my struggles because I was fairly new in the online space, fresh off my transition from corporate. As I went through the program, I up-leveled some clients, lovingly let go of some clients, and found new clients that see me in a different light.
Teresa: It also helps you say no to those wrong fits instead of keeping them on, which is empowering.
What difference has the certification made?
Teresa: We are bringing “the goods.” I rarely mention the certification to clients, they just know by the way I’m showing up that there is something different. Our skill level is making a difference in the businesses we help.
Rachel: I parted ways with a client just before starting the program, and we recently reconnected. She has told me the difference she sees in my skill level and the way I am presenting myself, and she is now sending me referrals!
Ange: The structure is key. I had the knowledge from past experiences, but in a different realm. I could see all the things I could do to help these clients but I didn’t know what steps to take first. This program gives you clarity on how to use your skills.
Is the material relevant?
Teresa: The material helps up-level your business, and I’ve seen so much added to the program through the iterations. After 12 years online I am still learning things here, and a lot of it has to do with the structure it provides.
“I’ve never once heard anyone say that they regretted doing the certification, they just wish they would have done it sooner.” – Teresa Cleveland
If you like what you heard today and think this program is for you, don’t hesitate to apply!
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